APG composition will be revealed next week – President

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The composition of the All Party Government (APG) will be disclosed next week, President Ranil Wickremesinghe said during a party meeting.

Accordingly, establishing the APG and appointing State Ministers will be disclosed.

Meanwhile, President’s Chief of Staff, Sagala Ratnayake said, establishing an APG was delayed owing to the IMF discussions and Interim Budget preparations.

Ratnayake made this remark during an interview with Ceylon Today.

He said several rounds of discussions were held between the President and Party Leaders with regard to the APG. Both Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa and SJB General Secretary Ranjith Maddumabandara participated in the discussion held with the SJB, he said.

After taking office the President invited all the parties in Parliament to help form an APG. However, both the Jathika Jana Balawegaya (JJB) and SJB refused to join the APG under President Wickremesinghe.

BY Gagani Weerakoon